How about that three cent stamp! This was the letter Sammy wrote my parents in 1953.
Letterhead was Southwestern Bible College in Oklahoma City. Dated April 10, 1953:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers,
Oneta and I are settling down once again to school routine, and everything here at the City is just fine.
I enjoyed the short stay and sweet fellowship at your home Easter.
You have a beautiful daughter, Mr. Rodgers. She is the sweetest girl in the world. I don’t see how I have lived this far without her and I love her with all my heart, to the extent that I have asked her to marry me. She has said Yes, but I would like to have your consent also. Of course it will be some time yet before we are able to get married as I have certain obligations to fulfill and straighten out first. I promise you I will always look after Oneta and make her happy and love her as Christ loved the church. Pray for me and write soon.
Yours truly, Samuel Hayes
Married July 5, 1953.
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I thought I was humoring kids when we prayed for their pets, until one morning …..
I glanced out the icy window, I must find Buttons. I had looked until it got too dark. He’ll be so cold. I bundled for the cold car.
Headed out, but what direction? Feeling a bit foolish, I prayed “God help me.” I turned west, then north, then east— a woman was opening her garage door.
“Have you seen a puppy?” I called.
“A little brown and black shih tzu? We put him in the yard last night to keep him safe.”
Answered prayer? Coincidence?
(True story about the lost and found puppy, except the day wasn’t icy. I have learned one can pray for their pet. Amazingly God sometimes answers in awesome ways. :D)
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FRIDAY FICTIONEERS – 100 word story from picture prompt hosted by https://rochellewisoff.com/
Closed mind is dark as night.
Challenge was to use “night” as a prompt for six word story.
Shweta does an excellent job keeping us together. Please join the fun. Instructions and rules are at https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/saturday-6wsp/
Claire checked the note again. Number four from bottom on right. Long hair. Her name is Chantay.
Holding back tears, Claire smiled. The parents had kept the name Claire had given the two-hour-old baby with Claire’s DNA. The baby had a lusty but tender cry.
Claire remembered making a note on the back of the legal papers, “Please name the baby Chantay. It means singer. May her life be a song to you.”
A smile marked Claire’s pleasure as she slipped into the auditorium and watched as Chantay’s choir group won the State Vocal Championship.
PHOTO PROMPT © Ulrika Undén
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This morning I decided that instead of my regular Bible reading, I would check my e-mail to see if a blogger had something particularly inspirational to say to me. I opened my e-mail on the kindle and there first was Julie aka Cookie’s post. Good post. But I particularly want to draw you attention to the prayer at the end. Let us pray:
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our
heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove
ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.
Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and
pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion;
from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend
our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes
brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue
with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust
the authority of government, that there may be justice and
peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we
may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.
In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness,
and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail;
all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer
For those who have questions about how Jesus speaks to us, I offer this as an example of his divine will and how the Holy Spirit works in a Christian. Why did I decide to read a blogger instead of a Bible passage? I have never done such a thing before. Why was Julie’s blog the top e-mail (except for ads, etc)? Why did I decide to pass this on? Most of you know it is because the Lord calls us to intercede for our nation, our president, our lawmakers.